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Judges to hear Sypher's appeal

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A federalappeals court has Karen Sypher's fate in its hands Thursday.

Sypher is appealing herconviction for a failed extortion plot against University of LouisvilleBasketball Coach Rick Pitino.

She is serving a sevenyear federal prison sentence for trying to get cash and gifts from the coachand then lying to investigators.

Her new lawyers said shedidn't get a fair shake from United States District Judge Charles Simpson orher own Defense Attorney James Earhart during her August 2010 trial.

Three judges will hear hercase in Cincinnati.

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